- Falls are a leading cause of injury across the lifespan
- Falls can result in fractures, sprains, and in some cases, disability
- The cost of falls to British Columbians is estimated to be $1,558 million in 2019.1
According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada. By 2031, almost one in four people in BC (over 1.3 million) will be 65 years of age and older. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and...
1. Rajabali, F., Beaulieu, E., Smith, J., & Pike, I. (2018). The economic burden of injuries in British Columbia: Applying evidence to practice. British Columbia Medical Journal, 60(7). Cost converted to 2019 dollars with CPI.